What are the utilization rates for each of the major languages and platforms?

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asked Oct 10, 2008 by musigenesis

I'm interested in knowing how many developers use each of the major languages/platforms, but I haven't been able to find any good recent surveys. If you know of any good data, please provide a link along with a brief synopsis of the survey's methodology (who they surveyed and how etc.) and its conclusions (16% of developers use Java, 12% use RoR etc.).

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answered Oct 10, 2008 by marcin

Probably the nearest to anything objective would be to aggregate the revenues of vendors of development platforms, to the extent that it is possible.

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answered Oct 10, 2008 by michael-easter

I have no affiliation with the Tiobe Index: it is cited often for these kinds of questions. Its accuracy and methodology are sometimes questioned as these kinds of metrics must be very difficult.

See this Dr Dobb's article for more...

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answered Oct 10, 2008 by mat-kelcey

jobs ads can be indicative of what the industry is after. here's some stats for the uk.

though not directly what you're after it might be interesting.

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